Graduates of the Translation and Localization Management program manage projects for global organizations and corporations seeking to translate an idea or product into other languages and cultures.

The following data is compiled from the May 2013 "At-Graduation Employment Report" and a new follow-up survey of May 2012 graduates one year after graduation, which had a response rate of 100%. Internship data is collected and reported by the Center for Advising and Career Services.

Careers in Translation & Localization Management (TLM)

Employment Data

  • 2012 TLM graduates who are employed—85%
  • 2013 TLM graduates who are employed—87%
  • Average annual base salary: $56,941
    (Source: 2012 One-Year Out Survey)
  • Average full-time offers: $48,437
    (Source: May 2013 At-Graduation Employment Report)

Employer Testimonial

"I continue to be amazed by the caliber of graduates the Monterey Institute turns out year after year. In particular, I'm impressed with the localization management skills that MIIS infuses in its students. Medialocate recruits many of its best project and account managers from the Monterey Institute because they come with language as well as business smarts specifically tailored to the needs of fast-paced, quality-driven technology firms in the Silicon Valley."

-Stephan Lins, CEO, Medialocate


  • Beckman Coulter
  • CETRA Language Solutions
  • Cisco Systems
  • CSOFT International
  • Department of Justice
  • F&B Partnerschaft
  • Global Language Solutions
  • ISI Translation Services
  • Kyocera Document Solutions
  • Language Intelligence
  • Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (2)
  • Long Beach Memorial
  • LUZ, Inc.
  • Medialocate, Inc. (2)
  • Moravia
  • Steele CIS
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Venga
  • Welocalize
  • Z-Axis

Position Titles

  • Localization Project Manager
  • Chinese Linguist
  • Junior Translator
  • Localization Engineer
  • Management and Program Analyst
  • Open Source Analyst
  • Program Specialist
  • Regional Vendor Manager
  • Resource Coordinator
  • Technical Translator

How did you find your current position?

  • Monterey Institute facilitated62%
  • Independent search—38%


2013 Summer Internships

  • Students seeking an internship who accepted an offer by May 21, 2013—91%

Source of Internship Experience

  • Monterey Institute facilitated—87.5%
  • Independent search—12.5%

Internship Employers


Success Stories  in Translation & Localization Management

Emily Frye, Managing Localization Projects

Managing Localization Projects into 14 Languages at Apple Two Years After Graduation

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Eva Klaudinyova, Localization Professional

Alumna at the Forefront of Rapidly Growing Localization Profession

Leading localization operations for a global corporation provides alumna Eva Klaudinyova with... Read More »

Sought-After MIIS Localization Management Grads Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

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